CEO Cambridge Jockey Club

We are advertising this position due to the current Chief Executive Officer’s contract expiring at the Cambridge Jockey Club.  The position is full-time. 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the President and the Committee of the Cambridge Jockey Club for delivering on its defined strategic direction. The CEO is also responsible for managing the strategic and ongoing business requirements of the Club, including ultimate responsibility for the management of day-to-day operations. It is important that the successful candidate will be able to relate well to the New Zealand thoroughbred racing industry, including leading a talented and committed team and working with a diverse stakeholder group. The CEO will undertake these responsibilities, as delegated by the Committee, in accordance with directions and policies established by the Committee, as well as being committed to the values and purpose of the Cambridge Jockey Club.

For the position description and an application form, please email [email protected] or phone Mark on 021 309 645.  All enquiries will be treated confidentially.

Applications, covering letter and an appropriate CV should be forwarded to Cambridge Jockey Club, PO Box 329, Cambridge or [email protected].  Applications should be marked “Confidential” and attention Chief Executive Officer.  These will be treated in the strictest confidence.   Applications close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 31st August 2021.  

 

 

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Administrator, Racing Management System - 12-month contract
 
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) is the governing body of the thoroughbred racing industry, and we have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our busy team as a Software and Systems Engineer in our Information Technology (IT) team.

NZTR’s Racing Management System (RMS) is made up of various modules including On-Horse, On-Course and On-Account and several online service portals / centres. In order to better meet the needs of the business and our external stakeholders, NZTR have decided to migrate from RMS onto an off the shelf Software as a Service product called the Single National System (SNS).
Working within the Project Team, this role will be responsible for providing backfill for our subject matter experts (Licensing, Registration and Stud Book) to free them up to so they are available to support the SNS project (primarily on database cleansing, testing and other preparation activities), and to provide additional team resource during the period of migration to the SNS.

The successful candidate will:
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • At least 3 years of experience in similar administration/customer service role.
  • Excellent phone manner, focused on achieving quality outcomes for customers.
  • A team player, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • Confident in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent data entry and typing skills with good typing speed and accuracy.
  • Flexible and adaptable to provide support across different business functions (Stud Book, Registrations, Licensing) to accommodate fluctuations in customer demand.
    Attention to detail, a focus on getting things “right first time”.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Be able to work in a proactive, self-prioritising manner
  • Be a great communicator and have clear, concise, and effective interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be committed to a 12-month fixed-term engagement
If this sounds like an opportunity for you then send your CV and Cover Letter attention Martin Burns to [email protected] or post your CV and Cover Letter to Martin Burns, NZTR, PO Box 38 386, Wellington Mail Centre 5045.
 
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY APPLICATIONS SENT TO [email protected] WILL BE CONSIDERED. Applications via SEEK will not be reviewed.
 
For a full copy of the position description please click here.
 
Track Manager - Ōtaki-Māori Racing Club
 
Great opportunity for an experienced Track Manager to join our team.
  • Are you passionate about horse racing and turf/track management?
  • Are you an experienced Groundsman or Turf/Track Manager wanting to take the next step in your career?
  • Do you want to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle in a great part of New Zealand?
We have a unique opening for a Track Manager to join our small, dedicated team in Ōtaki. This role will suit an experienced person who is passionate about the horse racing industry and track maintenance and is ready to take the next step forward in their career.
 
About the role:
As part of our team you will be responsible for managing and maintaining the highest standards of track and training surfaces and their surroundings to meet contract specifications. It's a "hands on" role, supported by a small but dedicated team and positive management.
 
A varied and interesting role, you will work closely with clients and key stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes on the ground.
 
A mechanical aptitude in the use of tractors and turf/track related equipment is essential.
 
The success factors:
  • You will be passionate about horse tracks (and sport) have energy to burn and be self-driven.
  • Ideally you will hold or be working towards a Level 4 New Zealand Sports Track Management qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous experience working with and managing turf or track surfaces including experience operating a variety of maintenance and renovation equipment.
  • A strong work ethic with a can-do attitude goes with-out saying.
  • Have effective communication skills to liaise with key stakeholders, clients and interest groups.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and be a team player is important as at times you may work with others in the team to support with a diverse range of operations.
Here's what we can offer you:
  • A competitive salary that is reviewed annually.
  • A company vehicle.
  • A wealth of knowledge and experience within the company to support your professional development.
  • Opportunities for internal and external training.
  • Promotional opportunities for advancement within the industry throughout New Zealand.
  • Be part of a unique, whānau orientated, company which cares about their people.
To take your career to the next level, click here to complete your application.
 
New Zealand residency and a current full driver's licence are essential.
 
 

Stud Groom – Karaka
 
Westbury Stud is a renowned New Zealand thoroughbred stud farm with six commercial stallions, a significant breeding operation of over 300 mares and prepares the annual yearling crop for major sales throughout Australasia.
 
Westbury offers the opportunity to work in world class facilities and to be part of a supportive and motivated team who are focused on breeding superior racehorses, while the opportunity for growth and professional advancement at Westbury are plentiful.

There are Stud Groom positions available at our Auckland (Karaka) and Waikato (Matamata) farms.
 
The main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Handling of weanlings
  • Preparing yearlings for the major yearling sales across Australasia
  • Handling of broodmares including assisting with vet work, teasing, and assisting in the serving barn
  • Horse grooming and care
  • Mixing feeds and doing feed runs
  • General stable duties and facility maintenance
Fixed term roles are available with the potential of permanent employment. We can accommodate applicants for an immediate start while we are also seeking interest for Stud Grooms to assist in the Yearling Prep team from September 2021 through to the Karaka Yearling Sales at the end of January 2022.
 
Please send your CV of no more than two pages with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected].
 
Due to the current border closures, only those currently living in New Zealand with the right to work here will be considered for this position.
 
 


Stallion Handler – Karaka
 
Westbury Stud is a renowned New Zealand thoroughbred stud farm with six commercial stallions, a significant breeding operation of over 300 mares and prepares the annual yearling crop for major sales throughout Australasia.
 
Westbury offers the opportunity to work in world class facilities and to be part of a supportive and motivated team who are focused on breeding superior racehorses, while the opportunity for growth and professional advancement at Westbury are plentiful.
 
Westbury Stud are currently seeking a Stallion Handler at the farm based in Karaka.
 
The main responsibilities of this role include:
  • Handling of six commercial thoroughbred stallions
  • Parading stallions for breeders
  • Handling stallions and broodmares in the covering shed
  • Teasing mares
  • Caring for an extensive broodmare band
  • General stable duties including feeding, mucking out, holding for the farrier and dentist etc
  • Administering medical treatments
Other general stud duties include:
  • Handling of foals, weanlings and yearlings
  • Preparation of yearlings for the major sales throughout Australasia
  • Other general stable and farm duties as required by the manager
We can accommodate applicants for an immediate start or those looking for work at the beginning of the breeding season. This role requires the successful applicant to have a strong work ethic, have the ability to work under pressure, and have the ability to work well in a large diverse team who relishes the challenges the role may present and is passionate about the thoroughbred industry.
 
Please send your CV of no more than two pages with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to [email protected].
 
Due to the current border closures, only those currently living in New Zealand with the right to work here will be considered for this position.
 
 
 

Stablehand position

Keen to be a part of team Wexford? We are on the hunt for a superstar stablehand to join our small team based at Matamata Racecourse.

Working with our lovely team of horses, duties will include feeding and grooming horses, and other general stable duties. This position does not require you to ride (although we'd certainly love to hear from you if a trackwork position is of interest!).

Ideal applicants will have experience working with horses (racing preferred but not essential), be a team player and love horses. The role will require you to work six mornings a week, with afternoon and weekend work also available should you wish.

Accommodation is available for the right person.

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we are only able to accept applications from people who hold the rights to work in New Zealand (work visa, resident or citizens) and are currently in New Zealand.

Please express interest by emailing [email protected], detailing your experience.

 
 

Drivers Required - Class 2 or 4 

Full Time - Christchurch, Palmerston North & Waikato based drivers required

Majestic Horse Floats has been established since 1938 and is New Zealand’s leading provider of transport to the equine industry. To ensure our national market leading presence we are developing the size and scope of our driving teams around the country.

Ideally you come from within our industry and have a flexible can-do attitude as no two days are the same and we operate 7 days per week. Your geographical knowledge and customer leading focus set you apart from others you work with.
We have a fleet of 33 trucks around the country and there is interisland and overnight travel expected. You will be expected to work 6 of every 7 days, with 1 weekend off per calendar month.

This is a salary remunerated position.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST BE CONFIDENT AND EXPERIENCED IN HANDLING AND LOADING A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT HORSES.

We deal with a variety of horses some of which may be young or haven’t been handled much, you must have the skills and patience necessary to load these horses safely.

To express interest, please either phone or forward your CV to:
Ward Austin, CEO, Majestic Horse Floats
email: [email protected]
mobile: 027 540 9259

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a class 2 or 4 license.


Curator/Track & Facilities Manager (for the full job description click here)
 

Position Purpose: The Counties Racing Club is an established Thoroughbred Racing and Training venue based at Pukekohe Park. The current 2019/2020 Season is a milestone for the Club as it celebrates its Centennial in May 2020 The Curator/Track and Facilities Manager is responsible for leading the team that provides the maintenance and management of the Clubs four turf tracks, sand track, plough track and other horse training related infrastructure as well as the grounds and Park surrounds and all the Parks facilities (excluding the motor racing circuit). The Track and Facilities Manager will be involved in liaison with various departments from NZTR, in particular the Racing Integrity Unit and other related parties to ensure the Club is best placed to continually attract the patronage, be that with Trainers or NZTR, that allows the Club to meet its Strategic Plan.

Some of the key areas include:

  • Leading the team that provide high-quality range of services, including tracks for racing and training activities
  • Maintaining all tracks to the standard as set out by in the NZTR guidelines
  • Provide customer focused safe surfaces for Trainers at Pukekohe Park
  • Directing the team to conduct the Clubs race meetings
  • Liaising with contractors and/or suppliers in relation to tracks maintenance
  • Work in collaboration with the Clubs other Managers; Administration, Marketing and Sponsorship, Events & Motor circuit          

If you are interested in this position, please contact Greg Mitchell [email protected]

 
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We welcome thoroughbred racing industry role advertisements on this page - if you have a role that supports the breeding or racing of thoroughbreds, please get in touch with us via details below.

Contact: Mary Burgess, Corporate Communications & Media Advisor